GIDDINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

GIDDINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT

179 E. Industry St.

Giddings, Texas 78942

979-540-2700 phone

979-542-1816 fax

January 2017


    It's a new year and a chance for a new beginning. I am

excited about this year and looking forward to big things.

We are full staffed at the moment, and looking to add

Part Time officers to help fill in the gaps.

    This year I have dubbed the technology year. My

philosophy is work smarter, not harder. We are going

paperless with our arrest folders and adding a License

Plate Recognition camera to our arsenal of tools. That

camera will read license plates along the highway and

alert officers when a warrant suspect passes by. We can

also locate city warrant suspects with the camera. We are

also adding more capability to our laptops in the cars,

allowing officers to get information faster.  We are hoping

to add another dog as well.

    Giddings is a great place to be a police officer. Around

the country we see marches, protests, and riots. We are

blessed to have a community that supports us and has our back. Our churches pray for us and we pray for them. We have a great relationship with our community. That is the only way a police department works. Together, as a team. When it becomes "us against them," you get what you see on the news every day. I am very proud of our officers and the job they do every day and night. I sincerely hope that you can say the same.